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Joseano Felipe



Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information


Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began powerlifting in 2005.
Why this sport?
After being shot, he was encouraged to try para-sports while he was doing hydrotherapy as part of his rehabilitation. "When I was shot, I thought my life was over. But sport has allowed me to continue having a social life and that to me is everything."

General interest

In 2000 he was paralysed from below the waist after being shot and taken hostage in a Brazilian prison while serving in the military police. The incident happened as he was trying to stop a mass jail break-out staged to enable the escape of a notorious Brazilian bank robber from Alcacuz prison in Nisia Floresta, Brazil. (, 12 Aug 2015)
Other information
He died from a heart attack in January 2015, just days after winning gold at the 2015 World Cup event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (, 28 Jan 2016;, 28 Jan 2016)


Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Up to 90.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999